COURTS OF PARIS, NAPLES, ETC. 319 am grown of late very melancholy, very ranz de mche* I have begun to make my stables, but It does not interest me ; yet I am in good health, but grown thin and looking old. But what does it signify? you will be glad enough to see the bag- of-bones return safe to you. I am surprised at Sir Walter Raleigh's name not being given to any town, river, or street, in the island. In the Port of Spain we have streets called after kings and princes, as also after Dun- can, St. Vincent, Nelson, the late Governor Cha- con—and why not Walter Raleigh ? as much superior a genius to those men as they are to the cabin-boy; for he was great in more than one pro- fession. Get some general collection of voyages and read the original narrative ot the conquest of Trinidad. What fools people are to flock here, as to Eldorado, without any previous enquiry! There is quite a rage for possessions here, Mr. Lushing- ton, at first sight, gave £30,000 for an estate at Nagravine, which the owner acknowledged to me i " Ah," said an English lady of our acquaintance, who had travelled in Switzerland and heard of the disease which absent Swiss call mal du pays—" Ah, I pity those poor Swiss, they suffer so dreadfully from that horrid ranz de vache"